Pets of the week: Friendly American Staffordshire, 2 cat colony rescues

Learn more about these pets looking for permanent homes.

Clawdia, from left, Taffy and Espresso. Contributed / Animal Allies / Helping PAWS Pet Rescue

Clawdia is a 55-pound, red and brown brindle, American Staffordshire terrier who is about 7 years old. She found herself at Animal Allies after she was transferred from a different shelter and now she's looking for a new, loving home to call her own. She is a friendly and sweet girl. She really enjoys being around people and receiving as many pets as possible. Animal Allies, Duluth, 218-722-5341, .

Taffy and Espresso were rescued from a large cat colony in Glidden, Wisconsin, and came to Helping PAWS Pet Rescue for a better life. Since then, they've been nurtured in a wonderful indoor foster home and have become fast friends. Taffy is a petite and pretty light-orange tabby who loves to be petted. Espresso is a bit more independent and a little shy, but enjoys attention from people. Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc., 715-513-6106, .

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